Friday, November 19, 2004

BBC News: Pupils Scared by Asteroid Spoof

BBC News posted this story about a teacher in Manchester who spoofed his students with an asteroid calamity story. Apparently, the spoof announcement (an asteroid is on collision course with the Earth and you're all going to die!) was -- and I quote -- "designed to teach 14-year-olds the importance of seizing the day." But things don't always go as planned with kids .... and this was no exception. It backfired. The kids got upset and started to cry. Man, when I was a kid, school assemblies would only bore you to tears ... or death. We were never really threatened with it.

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